Rant: Dear Adobe, Your Mobile Apps are a Mess

Nov 20, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

Rant: Dear Adobe, Your Mobile Apps are a Mess

Nov 20, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Over the last two years adobe has made significant push to move our creative flow into the cloud and into mobile. In fact, it seems that moving to mobile is a core part of Adobe’s strategy and understandably so.

Creative Brad Colbow took a good hard look at this strategy and his deconstruction of Adobe’s (over 30) new mobile apps is an eye opener. In essence Brad complains that the move into Adobe’s iOS app is nothing like the experience that you would get by using the desktop apps. This is a very interesting claim. Especially with the new iPad Pro coming out. You would expect the iPad pro to give you a smooth desktop-like experience, however, according to Brad, you are stuck with many apps, each only good for one task. In fact, Brad goes as far as saying that Adobe is experimenting on their users, with the iOS apps driving a completely different workflow that their desktop “brother apps”

If opt for a Microsoft’s surface for example you will get similar to desktop experience while retaining a tablet form factor.

Brad does recognize that this experimentation may be good for evolving the way we create using new interfaces, he just wishes he could still use the Adobe Suit the way he likes and used to.

[Dear Adobe, Your Mobile Apps are a Mess | Brad Colbow]

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2 responses to “Rant: Dear Adobe, Your Mobile Apps are a Mess”

  1. Morten Avatar
    Morten

    Couldn’t agree more.

  2. Scott Szakonyi Avatar
    Scott Szakonyi

    Hey… they had a good tool, called Photoshop Touch. They dropped it, and no longer support it. Pity, because it was a good, limited set of Photoshop tools with a touch interface that worked well. I was happy to pay my $10 to get it. Am I cheesed that Adobe dropped it for this miasma of one function apps? Definitely. If you ask me, they should bring it back and drop all these one function things… I don’t want to have that many apps on my mobile device to do what one app ought to be doing.